Anna Bonnell Freidin – “Birth and Risk in the Roman Empire”
Bonnell Freidin is assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching focus on Roman culture from the first century BCE through the third century CE. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores how Romans constructed, understood, and mitigated the risks of childbirth. The project blends the study of risk and uncertainty with histories of gender, the family, imperialism, science, medicine, and magic. Her talk at UGA is sponsored by the Willson Center and the departments of history and Classics.